Thursday, April 5, 2012

be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.

writing does not come naturally to me, especially when i want to share personal thoughts and feelings. (i couldn't even think of a post title and had to borrow a quote from kahlil gibran.)

i've been wanting to tell you more about my grandmom, how much i love her, and how much she means to me. i want to be able to describe this bittersweet ache i have watching my grandmom slip away, but knowing she's going on to a more peaceful place. i want to share what i'm feeling about life and death, and love, but the words feel awkward and contrived. so instead i'll show you some beautiful blooms that have been brightening my days.

my mom bought me hydrangeas when i stayed with her and my granny last weekend. she's always loved hydrangeas, and i gave her a plant years ago for mother's day. now i'll have a matching one in my garden.=)

when i got out of my car today, i was greeted by my neighbor holding a basket full of pansies. she got them from one of her students and wanted me to have them since she doesn't do well with plants. i also just got a text from my friend missy saying that she's got extra pansies for me!=)

this is my third season with these pink gerbera daisies - they just keep blooming and blooming! now that i think about it, i bought them with missy shortly before her baby marlie was born.

and one more hydrangea shot, because they're just so pretty...

sending you lots of love and wishes for a happy passover, easter, and/or spring.=)


  1. Kelli, your words are just right. I'm wishing I could do something to make your ache go away...please know that I'm sending you love and softness and warm hugs.

    Your flower photos are just gorgeous, they make me happy & make my day brighter. Thank you.

  2. Really beautiful flowers! I love hydrangeas. I know how hard it can be to put your feelings into words..

    1. Oh in case you're wondering who that is - it's me, Malle. I changed my username. :)

    2. hi malle! i owe you an email.=)

  3. Kelli, I love you! xoxoxo

  4. Very nice pictures! I have a couple of hydrangeas in my yard, but they seldom look as awesome as those.

  5. Simplicity is best sometimes and this post is so touching and beautiful as is. Take care, Kelli.

  6. Happy Easter, Passover and Spring to you and yours!!
    Gorgeous flowers & photos!!!!
    Sending hugs, my friend ~

  7. so sorry about your granny. thinking of you and your family.

  8. I just now discovered your blog by someone who visited our blog. I'm so sorry to read this post, but it's such a lovely message with equally beautiful photos. Our thoughts with you...

  9. my heart aches with you as I just lost my mother-in-law a few months ago. She has been in my life for the past 29 years!!
    No words can make it ok--but in time it may get a little less painful.
    Beautiful flowers to brighten your home and yard. They can represent the beautiful life she has had and will continue to have.
    Peace and Raw Health,

  10. thank you all for your kind comments. your support means so much to me! my grandmom is still with us, and my mom and hospice care are helping to keep her as comfortable as they can. xoxoxox


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